Kids Street Sprints - FREE! - Kids ride from Court/Union to Court/Washington in groups of 4-6 riders at a time. Ride/Race with your friends; your kids can choose who they ride with! Sign up online using the "register" button above or sign up in person at the registration area (Peoples Bank) day of the race. Parent must sign waiver at Registration area and kids must wear helmets. Suggested arrival time is 10:30am.
Kids Activities - COMCorps is setting up a kids zone to allow your little ones to stretch their legs in the new green space across from Bromley Hall (corner of Congress and President Street). Kona Ice will also be there to help beat the heat!
Spectator Raffle - Items such as a Yeti Cooler, Zoo Tickets, Cincinnati Reds Tickets, Cedar Point Tickets, Safari Tickets, and some local services and swag. Entry for the raffle is so easy, simply bring a receipt from a local business dated June 22nd, and we will add your name! Spend local money, win awesome prizes! Raffle will be near Registration (Washington and Court).
Memorial Lap- In the past year, the Athens cycling community lost three of its beloved members. The Athens Brick Criterium would like to do a small part to honor these men and invite everyone to join in a memorial lap to give tribute to them (or any loved one that you have lost). For those who would like to participate in this lap, gather with us at 4:30 on Washington Street by the Parking Garage. We will ride one lap around the course in honor of Dr. Michael Ginder, David West, and Larry Guy.
After Party- Following the last race of the night, an After Party will take place at Jackie O's and The Union at the South end of the course. There is a free show at The Union featuring the D-Rays! Come help us celebrate the return of the criterium and all of the hard work that went into making it happen!
ABOUT THE BRICK CRITERIUM
Beginning in 1986, the original Athens Brick Criterium ran for 12 years and became one of the most popular races in the midwest. The streets of Athens have hosted some of the biggest names in cycling, including Lance Armstrong and Greg Lemond - who wore the Rainbow Jersey while racing on the bricks.
After a 20 year hiatus, the Athens Brick Criterium is Back!
The front half of the course consists of Athens' famed Court Street, where 100 year old bricks will test riders' handling skills. The back half is made up of a challenging climb, and full-speed descent into a sharp left turn.
Athens Middle School
iPhone link to maps: 51-55 W. State St. Athens Ohio
Directions: Take Richland Ave. Exit from Hwy 33. Take the roundabout to the bridge. Turn on the first left onto Schaffer St. Turn right onto West State Street (past light on Union St.). Turn right onto Lancaster St. and look for gate (in photo below) for parking.
Life Science Building
iPhone link to maps: 5 Depot St., Athens Ohio
iPhone does not link to Life Science Building. Pass the parking lot to this business and turn left into parking lot at corner of Depot and Station Street marked by arrow.
Directions: Take Richland Ave. Exit from 33. Take the roundabout to the bridge. Turn on the first left onto Schaffer St. Turn right onto West Union St. Turn right onto Depot St. Stairs on north side of parking lot will take you to Union St.
Life Science Building
Athens Middle School
The Baymont Inn and Suites is our host hotel for this event. As a cyclist, you can book a room for a special rate of only $65 a night! Turn the race in to a weekend event and enjoy all that Athens has to offer with our local food, craft beer, and amazing trail systems right at the edge
of town. Simply mention the race when booking and show your race registration receipt during check-in. Click the logo for direct link to booking!
GoBus is here to support riders and enthusiasts in the 2019 Athens Brick Criterium. Take your bicycle on the GoBus to Athens, with routes from Columbus, Cincinati, Cleveland, and many stops in between. GoBus is Ohio's rural intercity bus program, providing safe and affordable transportation to nearly 40 stop locations across the state.
To show our support, we are encouraging riders to bring their bicycles on the GoBus, spend the night or two in Athens, and ride back knowing we've got your transportation needs covered.
Send us a picture with your bicycle to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, email and/or phone number and we'll provide you a discount code for a GoBus ticket! By sending us a picture, you are agreeing to allow us to use your photo for promotional purposes — unless specifically stated that you do not want us to use your picture.